T.H.E. IT Trends
An Electronic Newsletter for IT Professionals in K-12


  • Filling the Tech Gap

    As the hammer falls on more public and private school budgets, one has to wonder just how these institutions will manage to acquire the equipment, software, and knowledge aptitudes necessary to teach students success skills for the 21st century workforce. Somewhere between those schools that are eligible for government resources and support, and those that can afford to do it on their own, lies a "middle slice" of K-12 institutions that struggle with this challenge daily.


IT News

  • Avenda Adds Non-802.1x Agents to NAC Appliance Software

    Avenda Systems will shortly be rolling out enhancements to eTIPS, its network access control appliance. Expected in early November 2010, the updates include OnGuard, a set of network access agents, and enhanced features in the company's guest management application.

  • New Aruba OS Addresses High-Density WiFi

    Aruba Networks has released a new operating system for its 802.11n wireless controllers and access points. ArubaOS 6.0 is designed to improve over-the-air reliability and security for campus customers that need to manage high-density wireless usage environments. The company has also developed user guides for deploying WiFi in high-density settings and managing Apple iPads.

  • Siemon Says Cables Adhere to New 40 and 100 Gbps Ethernet Standard

    Siemon, a company that produces network cabling, has confirmed adherence of its twisted-pair and optical fiber products to the new IEEE standard 802.3ba-2010, which lays out two new Ethernet speeds, 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps.

  • Education Investments in Wireless Continue To Grow

    Academic institutions in the United States are spending more than $5 billion annually on wireless hardware, software, and services. And, according to new research, that figure will climb to $6.8 billion by 2014.